False Bay

View over Clovelly Golf Course from the clubhouse to Fishhoek. The rich lush grass-green of the course contrasts with the darker trees in the middle distances and the relative dryness of the hill beyond. Several sand traps like in the rear-centre of the image. A golfer in an orange T-xhirt is visible at the far right of the image.

Country Club Dinner with a View

Clovelly Country Club On Friday evening my partner and I enjoyed a delicious dinner with his cousins at the Clovelly Country Club. We sat at a table on the Deck, the outdoor terrace of the Clovelly Country Club, to see the sunset on the Atlantic Ocean. It was cold so the waiter provided a tall gas heater to keep us warm. It was lovely to sit there all evening. The view over the Fish Hoek beach and...

Pets welcome in Kalk Bay and St James

Residents make pets welcome Lots of residents have dogs in this very pet-friendly area. The dogs love the beaches in St James and Kalk Bay which are 30 minutes drive from Cape Town.  There are lovely walks to enjoy with your dogs in the Table Mountain National Park which is above the houses. The view includes False Bay and there is a variety of Fynbos to admire. Do you need a Beware of the Dog sign? I...

Tall Yellow crane against a blue sky

Cranes on Boyes Drive, St James, Cape Town

Cranes on Boyes Drive, St James are an unusual sight A private owner is building a private road down the mountain to give access to 3 plots. Working on a mountainside is always challenging. The project needed a tall and powerful crane to assist the workers. Initially, this worked well because the winter drought meant that was very little rain to create mud. The crane appeared quite stable. (Although the...

200 year anniversary St Francis of Assisi church in Simonstown

The first Anglican parish in Southern Africa was established in Simon's Town in 1814. That building was destroyed by floods in 1824, and the current St. Francis Church was built in 1837. Last Saturday Richard Cock conducted Songs of Praise concert in the church which was full. My friend bought the last ticket for me at noon that day. The choirs were St Francis Church, Christ Church Constantia, St...

Renovated Baileys cottage below the railway line

Sir Abe Bailey's thatch  guest cottage, below the railway, has been renovated. It was designed by Herbert Baker and built in 1909 only 4 years after Sir Abe Bailey's home, Rust en Vrede was completed.  It was thrilling to be on the site to see the waves crashing in front of the cottage.  It must be wonderful to have been a guest in that cottage. It has a modern bathroom!! The guests could not...

Cyclist killed last Wednesday Main Road, St James

Pedal Power Association invited cyclists to meet at 6.45 am this morning at the spot where a commuter cyclist was killed last week.  A White ghost cycle was placed on a polel on the pavement. About 40 cyclists gathered round some with boards  that said CYCLISTS  STAY ALIVE AT 1.5 meter. Sports minister made a short speech. t The traffic was slow so  we reminded the public to be careful...

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